oconnorpaintingllc

Home is where my habits have a habitat.

What Size Pot to Get a Grape Tomato?


Though it’s a relative newcomer on supermarket create shelves, grape tomatoes (Solanum lycopersicum) have been in existence for quite a while, with several heirloom varieties available. The oval fruits can be red, yellow or green….

Continue…


Are Evergreen Huckleberries Edible?


Closely related to lemons, evergreen huckleberries (Vaccinium ovatum) are western North American indigenous plants which grow wild from Alaska to California. The shrubs produce sweet, edible berries which are high in nutritional value for wildlife…

Continue…


How to Clean A Black High-Gloss Refrigerator


High-gloss appliances have a tendency to show grease and smudges. These can be particularly noticeable on a dark high-gloss refrigerator, where fingerprints depart the area around door handles looking dirty. Scrubbing high-gloss appliances with abrasive…

Continue…


The Federal Regulations on Toilet Gallons


The Energy Policy Act of 1992, which became law in 1994, mandates a maximum flush volume of 1.6 gallons for baths manufactured and installed following this date. Modern bathrooms using much less water than this…

Continue…


Facts About Blackberry Bushes


Blackberries (Rubus) are a part of a large plant family also called brambles. As with raspberries, black raspberries and dewberries, the name derives from the growing custom of the wild plant, which produces long, trailing,…

Continue…


The way to Determine Number of Fabric Needed for Pinch Pleated Drapes


Classic pinch-pleated drapes, sometimes called French-pleat drapes, can establish the mood of a space. The pleats, evenly spaced across the surface, add volume, fullness and an elegant look. Leaving your drapes can help save you…

Continue…


The way to Detect Moisture Throughout House Inspections


Before buying a home, you’ll want to inspect it for signs of moisture, which may damage the structure itself and support the growth of mold, a potential health risk. If the relative humidity, or volume…

Continue…


The way to Pack a Sofa for long-term Storage


Maintaining your furniture and household goods is a good choice when you are living situation is up in the air or you want furniture out of the way through remodeling or otherwise want to remove…

Continue…


How to Identify Squash & Melon Plants


Squash and melons belong to the cucurbit family (Cucurbitaceae), which also includes cucumbers and gourds. Members of this family are divided into groups and have a tendency to hybridize easily one of other members of…

Continue…


How to Take Down Wallpaper & Paint a Wall


As a result of improvements in technology, some types of wallpaper — typically consisting partly of vinyl — peel off of the wall easily, similar to the way self-adhesive shelf paper does out of your…

Continue…